Earth science is the study of the Earth as a planet and the processes that have formed and shaped it throughout time.
Earth science classes are interdisciplinary and will explore some combination of the basic sciences of geology, oceanography, meteorology and astronomy. The Department of Earth Sciences also offers specific classes in geology and oceanography. Most classes are designed for general interest and are appropriate for students of any major. Both lecture and lab classes can also be used to complete the general education physical science requirements for either an associates degree (Plan A, section A) or transfer (either Plan B, section B1 or IGETC, section 5A). SCC students interested in geology as a major can also complete the geology requirements necessary to transfer into a geology program at a four-year college or university (see the Geology AS-T degree in the college catalog).
For more information on geology/Earth science classes, or on becoming a geology major, or on the Geology Club please contact either of the geology professors:
Santiago Peak's south slopes, seen from above San Juan Canyon on the Sitton Peak Trail, in the
Santa Ana Mountains, Southern California.
Picture by Justin Johnson, 9 Feb 2008